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Landslide closes Highway 89 near Page

By Dallin Kimble, Contributor | Posted - Feb 20th, 2013 @ 1:31pm

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PAGE, Ariz. — The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed Highway 89 near the Utah-Arizona border in both directions because of a pavement problem.

A "geologic event" that occurred Wednesday morning 25 miles south of Page, Ariz., caused a 150-foot section of pavement to buckle and collapse. The Arizona Geologic Society says that event was most likely a landslide.

ADOT has not provided an estimate on how long the stretch of U.S. 89 will be closed in this area. The closest detour will add 45 miles of driving.

Dallin Kimble is a master's student in public administration and urban management at Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in economics from BYU. His articles have been published by KSL, Yahoo, Deseret News, and others.

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